February 15, 2022

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities launches new Global Faculty Exchange 

SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has launched its Global Faculty Exchange program at the one-year anniversary of the creation of its ProTalento Job Board. This new program will serve to connect institutions with faculty, and vice versa, across the nation and internationally to bring talented professors to host institutions.

“We are excited to offer Global Faculty Exchange facilitated through our ProTalento job board so that faculty from across the world and host institutions can mutually benefit from new opportunities for collaboration, such as visiting professorships, administrator exchanges, joint research, and others that can be offered in-person or virtually” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “This program was developed in direct response to our member institutions seeking such collaborations with faculty and administrators interested in working abroad or away from their home institutions for a limited time.” These opportunities may be particularly attractive to faculty or administrators on sabbatical or recently retired, or those able to do it in the summer or otherwise. Host institutions stand to benefit importantly from such talent and expertise at an affordable cost. “It’s a win-win,” Flores affirmed.

HACU-member institutions will be able to utilize the service as part of their membership benefits, and any other institution can post faculty exchange opportunities for a standard rate. The new global exchange program will benefit from the robust features of the HACU ProTalento job board that streamlines position postings by host institutions and faculty searching for overseas exchange opportunities.

Faculty interested in exchange opportunities can apply directly to the open positions through the job board. Faculty who utilize the ProTalento job board can indicate on their profile their interest in exchange opportunities abroad to be contacted by host institutions. ProTalento’s message center eases the process of connecting faculty to higher education institutions outside of their home region.

“The Faculty Exchange provides professors and administrators with invaluable opportunities to network and learn from other cultures and institutions to advance their career development or use their expertise in new settings,” added Flores.

For information on the Faculty Exchange, visit the Global Faculty Exchange webpage.

About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.